The first table below looks at the demand for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East of England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 126 106 126
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +20
Contract jobs citing System Testing 20 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.66% 0.63% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.90% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 8
Average daily rate
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£415 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £265 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £51.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +191.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -6.15%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2229 1665 2031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 73.47% 69.67% 66.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1305 866 1002
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 133 233
Average hourly rate £28.91 £33.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.38% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.20 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +1 8 - -
Suffolk -22 4 £368 -13.52% 1
Cambridgeshire -9 3 £446 +62.18%
Essex +1 2 £415 +10.66% 4
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 -
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England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing.

1 24 (47.06%) Finance
2 23 (45.10%) SQL
3 17 (33.33%) XML
4 15 (29.41%) HP
4 15 (29.41%) QA
4 15 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (27.45%) Degree
5 14 (27.45%) Java
6 13 (25.49%) ISEB
6 13 (25.49%) Integration Testing
6 13 (25.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (21.57%) Test Scripting
7 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
7 11 (21.57%) Oracle
7 11 (21.57%) E-Commerce
8 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (19.61%) Retail
9 9 (17.65%) Manufacturing
9 9 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (17.65%) Project Management
9 9 (17.65%) UNIX
9 9 (17.65%) JavaScript
9 9 (17.65%) HTML
9 9 (17.65%) Analytics
10 8 (15.69%) Oracle Database
10 8 (15.69%) Relational Database
10 8 (15.69%) Business Objects
10 8 (15.69%) RDBMS
10 8 (15.69%) Regression Testing
10 8 (15.69%) Data Mart

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (13.73%) MQSeries
1 7 (13.73%) WebSphere
2 5 (9.80%) IIS
3 3 (5.88%) Apache
3 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.88%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.92%) Node.js
4 2 (3.92%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) MS Visio
2 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 5 (9.80%) MS Office
4 4 (7.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (5.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (15.69%) RDBMS
2 8 (15.69%) BusinessObjects XI
2 8 (15.69%) Data Mart
2 8 (15.69%) Oracle Database
2 8 (15.69%) Relational Database
3 7 (13.73%) DB2
3 7 (13.73%) DbVisualizer
4 4 (7.84%) MySQL
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (11.76%) LoadRunner
2 6 (11.76%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.96%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 24 (47.06%) Finance
2 10 (19.61%) Retail
3 9 (17.65%) Manufacturing
4 6 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.96%) Back Office
5 1 (1.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Analyst
2 17 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 13 (25.49%) Tester
4 10 (19.61%) Developer
5 8 (15.69%) Business Developer
5 8 (15.69%) Business Objects Developer
6 6 (11.76%) Business Systems Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (9.80%) Systems Tester
7 5 (9.80%) QA Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) QA Tester
8 4 (7.84%) Project Manager
9 3 (5.88%) Test Manager
10 2 (3.92%) Architect
10 2 (3.92%) Technical Architect
10 2 (3.92%) Senior Business Analyst
10 2 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (3.92%) Business Manager
10 2 (3.92%) Business Project Manager
10 2 (3.92%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (33.33%) XML
2 9 (17.65%) HTML
3 7 (13.73%) J2EE
3 7 (13.73%) Flash
4 6 (11.76%) MDX
5 4 (7.84%) .NET
6 2 (3.92%) XSD
6 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.92%) SOAP
6 2 (3.92%) Web Services
6 2 (3.92%) RESTful
6 2 (3.92%) REST
6 2 (3.92%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.92%) Akka
6 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (3.92%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Visualisation
2 7 (13.73%) Informatics
3 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.88%) Statistics
5 2 (3.92%) Taxonomies
5 2 (3.92%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.92%) W3C
5 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.92%) Open Source
5 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.65%) UNIX
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (25.49%) Integration Testing
3 11 (21.57%) Test Scripting
3 11 (21.57%) E-Commerce
4 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (17.65%) Project Management
5 9 (17.65%) Analytics
6 8 (15.69%) Regression Testing
7 7 (13.73%) UML
7 7 (13.73%) ETL
8 6 (11.76%) Automated Testing
9 5 (9.80%) Migration
9 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (9.80%) Business Analysis
10 4 (7.84%) Web Design
10 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
11 3 (5.88%) Scrum
11 3 (5.88%) Problem Management
11 3 (5.88%) Performance Testing
11 3 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (45.10%) SQL
2 14 (27.45%) Java
3 9 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.92%) Python
5 1 (1.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (27.45%) Degree
2 13 (25.49%) ISEB
2 13 (25.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (29.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (29.41%) HP
2 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
2 11 (21.57%) Oracle
3 8 (15.69%) Business Objects
4 7 (13.73%) IBM
5 3 (5.88%) Remedy
5 3 (5.88%) Niku
6 2 (3.92%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.96%) JBoss